FoodChain ID, a food safety, testing, and sustainability organizations, has created a Vegetarian, Plant-based, and Vegan (VEG) certification program.
“Consumers are increasingly turning to a full range of plant-based and meatless products, especially as alternative protein sources,” said Mark Dabroski, FoodChain’s senior vice president, commercial services. “This newly established certification is in response to customer demand for a labeling solution that provides greater product transparency.”
The global vegan food market value is estimated to reach around USD 24.3 billion by 2026 and will grow at a 9 percent+ CAGR over the forecast time frame.* Market demand is further supported by fast food restaurants in the U.S. serving “meatless” burgers and retailers featuring those and similar products in ads.
The FoodChain ID VEG Program enables food manufacturers to:
- Increase transparency
- Add value to their brands
- Meet consumer and retailer demand
Dabroski notes that, “Our VEG certification can be bundled with existing Non-GMO Project Verification and/or USDA Organic Certification for greater efficiency and cost savings for client’s using multiple certifications.”
For more about the certification, visit: https://www.foodchainid.com/certification/vegetarian-and-plant-based-certification.
*Source – Acument Research and Consulting 2019 study.